May ’24 Senior Resources Guide: All You Need to Know About Oral Health

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Do not neglect your oral health is the strong message from the latest Senior Resources Guide.

Not only can it hurt a winning smile, but problems with your teeth and gums can lead to other serious health issues, especially if you end up favoring soft foods and don’t get the nutritional benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables, which may be harder to chew.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older Americans with the poorest health tend to be economically disadvantaged, lack insurance or are members of racial and ethnic minorities. Dental problems, like so many other health issues, can increase with age

Even without dental insurance, there are ways to keep up with your dental appointments and oral health. Check out the guide for details.

>>Read the full guide